Saturday, December 24, 2011

Book review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

AUTHOR:Tahereh Mafi
PUBLISHED: November 15, 2011
PUBLISHER:HarperCollins
PAGES:336
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Series
SOURCE: Gift From Amy and Tara (I have two copies.)
CHALLENGES: Debut author Challenge
OUTLINE:
Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

My thoughts:
I wanted this book from the moment the cover was shown, and I read the synopsis. I love x-men, and Rogue was one of my favorite characters so when people compared this book to those movies and her character I knew it was something I wanted I had to read. For the past month or so it's been out, I'm like I will get it and read it soon so when Amy asked me what I wanted for Christmas it was either this or Mara Dyer. I will say I'm glad she chose this one. I like love the way Tahereh Mafi writes. She has such a beautiful way with words, and the uniqueness with which it was written. I love the way the words and sentences have the strike out through them. It shows us what Juliette wants to say, but keeps to herself. I love the story also. I'm a complete sucker for any story with super powers, anything compared to Xmen I will more than likely love.

Characters:
Juliette is an awesome MC. Strong and determined to do what she believes is right. At times she's a little insecure, but with her parents and others treating her like a recluse because of her curse gift it's understandable. Then enters Adam (OMG) I'm telling you I'm stacking up on these YA crushes. :) Adam is an absolute doll. I can say to much about him without giving things away, but I love him. Seriously. Then you have Warner, a high ranking solider in the re-establishment. As much as I wanted to hate him. (which was a lot.) I still have a little bit of a soft side for him. Even though he's pretty much an ass.Then there's Kenji, who I couldn't figure out. We learn later in the book who he is. :P you have to find out though. Then of course Adams little brother James. Needless to say I pretty much liked liked liked every character. :)

The ending:
I can't say to much about it because I just can't but I'm so ready for the second one now because it threw me for a loop.

If you haven't read this book yet then I HIGHLY recommend it. It deserves every bit of the awesome praise that it's getting.



7 comments:

  1. Excellent review. I have this book sitting on my bookshelf, just waiting to be read, I think I plan to read it sometime in the next month! I liked your breakdown of the two crushes, it sounds like I'll be Team Adam!

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  2. I just finished and I really really liked it. It was different and just great. Nice review!

    Happy Holidays!

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  3. I'm glad you liked it! When I read it, I wasn't sure what to expect from all the hype, but I ended up really enjoying it. AND OMG. ADAM. Tehehe, I love him, too! I love this review!!

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  4. Great review. It sounds like an awesome book. I love superpower books too. I can't wait to read it.

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  5. I love X-Men too! Juliette sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it. Can't wait to see who Kenji is ;-)
    If you have time check out my review Reign Fall

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  6. This book has been on my TBR list for a while. I keep going back and forth about when I'm going to read it because of the mixed reviews about the series. I liked your review though. I also love the X-Men, and I think that this book is going to be good.

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  7. This book has been on my TBR list for a while. I keep going back and forth about when I'm going to read it because of the mixed reviews about the series. I liked your review though. I also love the X-Men, and I think that this book is going to be good.

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